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About Andrea Filippetti

Andrea is Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography and Environment, and Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He is interested in the institutions and political economy of decentralization, innovation, the globalization of intellectual property rights, technological change and productivity growth. He has recently published with Daniele Archibugi a book on the effects of the economic crisis on innovation with Routledge. Together with Daniele he is also preparing the Handbook of Global Innovation, Science, and Technology with Wiley-Blackwell.

Articles by Andrea Filippetti

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

European integration and the winds of secession

European integration has made secession more viable and less costly. Expect Scotland to be the first of many nations to take their calls for self-determination to the ballot box.

Apple vs. Samsung: something doesn’t quite fit!

The patent war between Apple and Samsung made a great deal of headlines over the past weeks. This article argues that both have much to gain from this big fuss, while the losers seem to be consumers and patent law itself.

10 years after: taking stock of China’s WTO membership

China's accession into the WTO in 2001 sparked fierce debate as to its consequences for China's development, the impact on (un)employment in economically advanced states, and the effect on the international devision of labor. Ten years later, it is time to take stock.

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